James Beard Foundation dining on Windstar Cruises

Fine food and wine will feature as the central theme on a pair of new culinary itineraries developed by Windstar Cruises under a new partnership with the James Beard Foundation.

James Beard Foundation delicacy
A gourmet delicacy on Windstar Cruises

One itinerary will take travelers from Lisbon, Portugal to Dublin, Ireland departing on 10 June next year, visiting Porto, El Ferrol, Gijon, Bordeaux, La Rochelle and St Malo.

A second sailing will operate in reverse from Dublin to Lisbon on 09 August 2016, both operated by the Star Legend.

The partnership extends also to Southern Spain and Morocco onboard the Wind Surf ship, sailing from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona, Spain departing on 24 April 2016. This itinerary will visit Tangier, Malaga, Almeria, Cartagena, Ibiza and Tarragona before concluding in the Spanish city.

Masted sailing vessel Wind Surf
Windstar Cruises’ Wind Surf masted sailing vessel

Onboard each itinerary will be a host chef selected by the James Beard Foundation, who will conduct a special culinary experience featuring cooking demonstrations.

Guests will also be able to enjoy a trip to a local market to learn about the selection of fine produce, with a featured dish prepared each evening.

As part of itineraries, during calls in Bordeaux or Tarragona, a private event exclusively for guests to attend will incorporate a regional cooking demonstration at a local chateau, paired with a selection of local wines and appetizers.

Included also are two shore excursions, with stateroom prices on the voyages starting from $3,888 per person twin share.